Tour de France: World’s most famous cycling event begins

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  • Already delayed, the Tour de France sets off on August 29 shrouded in uncertainty, flying in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the imponderable question of how many of the 176 riders will avoid infection and endure three exceptionally tough weeks of racing to reach the finish in Paris.

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